Recommend an affordable, well-built, non-waterproof, great ventilation, summer glove.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by kurtphyre, May 15, 2018 at 7:28 AM.

  1. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    I just bought a pair of AStars SMX-1. They are touch screen compatible. Only wore them for a short ride yesterday so far but they feel good right off the bat.
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  2. Kestrel

    Kestrel Gear Driven Cams!!

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    I'd like point out that almost every suggestion in this thread has quite thin leather - some even synthetic. Don't expect those to last any reasonable amount of time, or hold up well in the event of a crash.

    Aerostich also sells a 'competition' version of the elkskin ropers that have TF3 foam in the knuckles. Those would be my pick if you're insisting on the short gauntlet. Will they vent as well as something with mesh? No. Will they hold up a lot better? Yes.

    http://www.aerostich.com/clothing/g...ves/aerostich-competition-elkskin-ropers.html

    If this is a STREET glove, I'd err on the side of more leather, and deal with the extra heat. Personally, I've seen a lot of the thin gloves get destroyed in a wreck, injuring the rider. I'd never use them except in lower speed dirt biking applications... Even then, I'm not a big fan. For street, I use gloves made by Helimot.

    Imagine your life with permanently crippled hands. Total change of lifestyle, huh? No thanks.
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  3. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Been here awhile

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    For the road, Furygan AFS19. (Air Flow System)
    Have vents on the knuckles.
    I ride in Queensland heat with a white pair, they work.
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  4. Shaolin

    Shaolin Been here awhile

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    Nobody mentioned it yet, so I recommend Knox Orsa gloves, LOL. The protection scheme is almost race glove level except for the short cuff. Very comfy after short break in. BOA system is nice feature. Scaphoid protection!
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  5. kurtphyre

    kurtphyre Been here awhile

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    Has anyone directly compared the Knox Orsa to the Rev'It Sand 3? If I go Knox Orso, I'm leaning towards the textile version due to the additional airflow vs the leather Orso.
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  6. STLR

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    Yes, see my initial reply. I prematurely replaced my Sand 3's with the textile Orsa's due to the extra protection and comfort. Big step up on both for me anyway.

    The Knox gloves are well known for their protective features, and offer unprecedented scaphoid protection over others. Also, the Sand 3's have a seam where they have added some hard protection that rubbed my little fingers raw routinely. The Sand 3's do flow air well. I purchased them on the advice of others, but I just didn't care for them compared to other Rev'It gloves I have.
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  7. kurtphyre

    kurtphyre Been here awhile

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    Anyone have the Klim Induction Short glove? Seems to be on closeout at most places.
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  8. Seventh7

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    Icon 29'er is pretty cool, and pretty cheap. Not a ton of protection though.
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  9. Shaolin

    Shaolin Been here awhile

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    Leather Orso is not bad for airflow. I imagine not as good as the textile version. The big tradeoff, I think, is durability. An all leather glove is going to last longer. Also, the leather version has goatskin leather palm. Textile version has less robust and thinner leather, possibly artificial suede.
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  10. JR356

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    Motoport stretch Kevlar gloves.
    Like their suits,the stretch Kevlar gloves flow air well and offer good protection.

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  11. davidji

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    Weird. I usually wear XL, but wear L in Rev-It Cayenne Pro. I assumed Rev-It gloves were less "vanity sized" than other brands.

    I'd recommend the Cayenne Pro glove for the heat, but there must be more affordable choices.
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  12. K1W1

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    bacustic Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I was surprised when I looked on the tag the other day. Was about to order a new pair but will need to try some on to make sure they fit the same in the Sand 3 as the Pro.
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  14. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    I'd like to suggest an alternative option.
    I've been treating summer gloves as disposable gear for several years - purchasing whatever is on clearance so I can afford better cold weather/rain gear.
    I'm never worried about losing a pair, or tossing them out when they get tired.
    Thor, Fox, Alpinstar, Answer, Fly - whatever's in the bargain/clearance bin - and haven't gotten a bad pair yet.

    Discovered a pair of Moose gloves (MUD - Moose Utility Division) that I've had now for several years and they are terrific - I even use them as my winter gloves for the last couple of years and they visit the washing machine occasionally as well - come out looking like new again.
    This speaks to my inner miser.
    Oh yeah, the Moose aren't summer gloves, they're for colder weather and are wind proof/water resistant - got totally off topic with that - my bad.
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  15. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly!

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    I just picker up a set of Fox Racing Bomber gloves yesterday and I am in love. We'll see how they hold up but the fit is spot on and they have gripper index and middle fingers that literally stick to the levers.
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  16. kurtphyre

    kurtphyre Been here awhile

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    From the looks of the leather Orsa, it appears there are no holes anywhere for airflow. Am I wrong?
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  17. Shaolin

    Shaolin Been here awhile

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    It has holes. I admit I was hoping it would have more holes and even larger holes. Back of hand, between fingers, top of fingers, bottom of fingers, back of thumb have perforations. In use, it provides enough ventilation and the thin goatskin keeps my hands from getting overheated. The holes on the sides of fingers give a lot of airflow. I think that the floating knuckle protector has textile underneath it so the glove breathes and ventilates much more than you think. In contrast, I have a perforated Vanson engineer glove where the whole back of the hand is perforated. It flows more air but doesn't feel any cooler because the leather is thicker. Also there are no perforations between fingers. My fingers can get sweaty in the Vanson but not in the Knox. The Vanson is very well made but has no armor. It is almost as comfortable as a Lee Parks as far as feel is concerned. Orsa has softer leather than Lee Parks but deerskin feels more comfy than goatskin. Orsa is overall the best of these in my opinion because of great protection and tactile feel while keeping my hands cool. Big caveat on Orsa is sizing. My first pair were M and they were way too small. I couldn't get my hands past the wrist of the gloves. But a L was perfect. Tight initially but broke in quickly for perfect fit. I also bought Knox Coverts in M that were snug and fit well. So I have a L Orsa and a M Covert both from Knox.
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    After losing my lighter gloves the end of last year, I ended up with two replacements: a pair of Alpinestar Bandit gloves for moderate heat but when it gets really hot, I've got some Biltwell Moto gloves. The fit is great and the airflow is fantastic. Price is good too.

    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/biltwell-moto-gloves

    I've got a pair of Dainese Air Hero gloves that I should list on the FM - they've never fit me right.
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  19. yobuddy

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    Purchased a pair of Icon 1000 Axys for close to $90. Very comfortable summer glove with good protection and quality materials. Went to the dealership to buy BMW GS Pro gloves because I liked the last ones I had. Wasn't pleased with the BMW gloves fit, so I tried Held's, Triumph, Fieldsheer and others but these Icon's felt great. My favorite glove now.
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  20. a2ronm

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    I live in South Carolina where "summer" is hot, humid and lasts from mid May to mid September. Since 2 of my 4 rides have hand guards, "airflow" is problematic anyway. I am a fan of Knox's BOA system, beats Velcro for me.

    My favorites are in preference order:

    Top row LH- Knox Orsa MK2-Leather: touchscreen sensitivity. For me, they seem to run smaller than my other Knox's, normally I wear mediums in their line, but had to size up to large (and some of the fingers are longer) in this model as the medium made my hand ache.

    Top row RH- Knox Orsa MK1-Textile: not touchscreen sensitive (new MK2's available)

    Bottom row LH- Knox Recon-Leather: gauntlet, not touchscreen sensitive, discontinued.

    Bottom row RH- Klim Induction-Leather/textile gauntlet, not touchscreen sensitive, not sure how old this pair is.

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